Industrialist and flamboyant billionaire Chris Kirubi on Sunday, September 20 offered rather unconventional advice on the institution of marriage.
Speaking with comedian Churchill, the 79-year old bachelor compared marriage to a form of enslavement that one should only enter if they have found the right partner.
He stated that those who find the right partner are able to live a happy life but others are left to wallow in enslavement for choosing the wrong partner.
“Marriage is enslavement, you have to be careful. You have to agree to go into slavery, to go to a jail and not to just get there to test it and get out. It is a permanent affair you are jailed for life,”
“If you marry a good woman, it is such a pleasure. But there are some women, it’s like they first went to the army then came back for you to marry them, they are always in a fighting mood. God has to bless you,” Kirubi noted.
The flamboyant tycoon opened up on his life in a rare interview on the Churchill Show, including his recent battle against cancer.
The father of two said his daughter Mary-Anne Musangi, worked at as the Managing Director of his company – Haco Industries while his son, Robert Kirubi worked in Europe having declined to work for his father.
“MaryAnne is exceptional. The only challenge is that maybe she doesn’t fear me, unlike other employees,” he stated before bursting into laughter, “She is now the Managing Director at Haco Industries and I have to say that she is very smart and dedicated to work. I am very lucky as she is very much like me,” he added with the tone of a proud father.
The two engaged in a candid conversation at Kirubi’s home; the manicured lawn and freshy tweezed flowers that masked his mansion at the back was had to miss.
Kirubi’s son, Robert is based in Brussels where he works at DHL, and going by his father’s description, he seems to have secured himself a top job.
“He is doing so well out there that each time I have offered him a job here, he always says that the earnings are a joke,” he said, with the aura of a father whose children are leaving their mark on the world, in their own way.
Kirubi’s story is one of hardwork and sacrifice as he puts it, having had to learn to look after his sibling from, a very young age, after they lost both their parents.